By Amy Yensi

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Something Rotten at the Hippodrome. And no we’re not talking about a tomato — it’s the name of the new Broadway musical touring the nation and stopping in Baltimore this week.

Amy Yensi stopped by the dance studio to learn some dance moves from the show. Something Rotten is a combination of comedy, broadway, and a nod to Shakespeare.

It’s set in the 1590’s and tells the story of how the very first musical came to be.

“It’s hilarious. It’s all original songs and it’s going to make you laugh more than any other musical,” says Mandie Black, who is part of the ensemble and the assistant dance captain.

She’s also the best person to teach Amy to teach me some dance moves from the show.

Along with the choreography, the tour version includes some of the original cast members from the stage production.

The actors have to do this, wearing costumes that weigh 10 pounds.

You can see the cast in action this week at Baltimore’s Hippodrome theater.

“We have anything from kind of like a 60’s boogie, 80’s dancing, some traditional musical theater, taps and kick lines.
It really does span across the spectrum,” says Black.

Amy tried to quit, but her star-instructor  had other plans. It took a few twists and turns, lots of time and patience to learn all that movie that Mandie threw at her, but she got the hang of it!

Something Rotten will be at the Hippodrome Theater through Sunday. To buy tickets CLICK HERE.

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